New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs in game 16 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Chasing a mammoth total of 229, Kolkata got off to a decent start despite losing Sunil Narine for just 3 in the second over of the match. Wickets, however, tumbled for Kolkata in the middle overs and despite a flurry of boundaries in the final overs, the team was reduced to 210 at the loss of eight wickets.

Fiery half-centuries by Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw had earlier guided Delhi Capitals to 228 against Kolkata Knight Riders in game 16 of the Indian Premier League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Invited to bat first, Delhi got off to a great start. Prithvi Shaw scored 66 off 41 balls, while Iyer scored 88 not out. This is the highest total of IPL 2020 so far.

Here are the latest updates from game 16 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals:

Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs

Delhi Capitals have defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs.

Flurry of sixes revive Kolkata's hopes 

Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi have revived Kolkata Knight Riders' hopes. 

Kolkata Knight Riders’ hopes dashed as wickets tumble in quick succession 

Pat Cummins has been dismissed for 5. KKR are six down in this run chase. Nearly impossible for the team to come back from here. 

Rana, Karthik dismissed in same over, Kolkata five down 

Harshal Patel has dismmised Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik in consecutive deliveries of the 13th over. Kolkata Knights Riders are 5 down and in deep trouble.

Rabada cleans up Russell, Kolkata 3 down in mammoth chase

Kagiso Rabada has dismissed dangerous Andre Russell for 13. Kolkata Knight Riders are now three down in this massive run chase.

Pressure builds on Kolkata as Mishra removes settled Shubman Gill

Amit Mishra has dismissed settled Shubman Gill for 28. Crucial breakthrough for Delhi Capitals. 

Rana, Gill build for Kolkata Knight Riders after Narine departs early

Kolkata Knight Riders are 72 at a loss of one wicket after eight overs. Nitish Rana and Shubman gill are looking good in the middle. 

Narine departs early

Nortje has dismissed Sunil Narine for just three in the second over of the match. Not the start the KKR wanted.

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine begin Kolkata Knight Riders' 229-run chase

Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine have begun Kolkata Knight Riders' 229-run chase. Kagiso Rabada is with the new ball. 

Shreyas Iyer's fiery 88 power Delhi Capitals to 228 against Kolkata Knight Riders

Delhi Capitals have set a target of 229 against Kolkata Knight Riders. Only seven runs off the last over. 

Shreyas Iyer brings up half-century, Delhi in command 

Shreyas Iyer has brough up his half century with a four. Delhi Capitals will be eying 210 from here. 

Nagarkoti brings end to Prithvi Shaw’s brilliant knock, Iyer marches on

Nagarkoti has dismissed Shaw for 66. A much needed wicket for Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi Capitals will be eying at least 200 from here with such brilliant start by the openers.

Prithvi Shaw brings up fifty with a six against Kolkata Knight Riders 

Prithvi Shaw has brough up his fifty with a six and off just 34 balls. He is assisted by well set Shreyas Iyer. Kolkata Knight Riders desperately seek a wicket here.

Chakravarthy gets first breakthrough, Dhawan departs after scoring quick 26 

Chakravarthy has dismissed Dhawan for 26. A much-needed breakthrough for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Shaw, Dhawan give Delhi Capitals a solid start against Kolkata Knight Riders

Delhi Capitals are off to a solid start against Kolkata Knight Riders. Prithvi Shaw have already scored 23 in 13 balls. Delhi Capitals are 36 without loss at the end of four wickets.

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan begin Delhi Capitals' innings. Pat Cummins is with the new ball.

Playing XI:

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Norte, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel 

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(wk,c), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy.

Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to field against Delhi Capitals

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and opted to field first against the Delhi Capitals in Sharjah.

Toss at 7 pm:

The toss between the two teams will be held at 7 pm (IST)

Squads:

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Alex Carey (wk), Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (Captain & Wicket-keeper), Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton (Wicketkeeper), Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik (Wicketkeeper), Ali Khan

Posted By: Lakshay Raja